Place where Hitler died – Führerbunker

We all know about Hitler however not all of us have knowledge of what happened to him. That’s why I would like to show you a very significant place and tell you a bit about the late days of the man responsible for murdering few millions people in the world. When Germany recognised that Allies are too strong, and they may actually lose this war, on January 16th, 1945 Adolf Hitler went underground. His Führerbunker below the garden of the Reich Chancellery was originally intended as an air-raid shelter, however later it was expanded to provide permanent protection for fuhrer and other members of the Nazi leadership. The bunker- complex became a multi stories structure, protected by 13 feet of concrete.  Hitler would live there until his death and the place became the centre of the Nazi regime until the last week of World War II in Europe. There in the last week of April 1945 he married Eva Braun in a small civil ceremony, and they both on April 30th, 1945 at 3;30pm committed suicide Hitler by gunshot and Eva by taking a portion of poison. Apparently their remains were burned and buried in the garden. Those days the site is an unremarkable parking lot. 399A3548

When Soviet occupied Berlin, their intelligence operatives who discovered the bunker would find more than a dozen bodies, including those of Goebbels six children. They attempted to destroy the bunker, but only managed to damage the walls. The site would sit unused and neglected until after the fall of the Berlin Wall, when development of the area prompted the discovery of several underground sections. Germany government didn’t want the site to become a Neo-Nazi shrine, so they kept the location of it undisclosed for many years. There they built blocks of flats and office buildings, and erected the parking lot. The space was not officially recognised as the place of Hitler’s death until June 2006. On June 8, due to the 2006 FIFA World Cup, a small plaque was installed at the corner of In den Ministergärten and Gertrud-Kolmar-Straße.info

 

This place recently became very controversial. There are people in this world who believes that the bunker should be properly investigated and the place where people died should be respected despite whom those people were.

25 comments

  1. I had no idea about the details of his death. I am sure this place is very chilling to visit. Thank you for such a detailed and interesting post!

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  2. Interesting read. I had learned about Hitler going into hiding and committing suicide. However I do not recall him getting married before he did it. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. That balance between the importance of the historical record and honoring those who have passed on. It’s a hard balance to strike sometime. I can see why some people would be upset by this.

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  4. we should all try to learn from the positives and negatives of the world history. I love learning new information. thank you for sharing this knowledge.

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  5. Wow it’s just crazy that the parking lot was built over where the bunker was. I’d definitely want to see if on my Berlin trip just for historical curiosity.

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  6. This is a really interesting post exploring a part of history that many know little about. Thank you

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  7. I think there was so much hate in the world after the war that they decided to keep this a secret and not really recognize the place at all. It would be interesting to look inside the bunker though and see what it’s like after all these years.

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  8. Although I can’t seem to remember much about Adolf Hitler, I heard him from my history classes back in grade school and I could tell that he was a tough one. And I find that place as intriguing. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be there?

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  9. You know until I visited Berlin I thought that Hitler was this very intelligent persona however now I changed my mind. I think he was just lucky to have intelligent yet cruel like him people around him. He was just lead by rage and hater and being nice he may not have guts to achieve anything. But as you said this is all controversial and opened to interpretations. But if you ever have a chance go to Berlin, is really an eyes opening experiences. And I would like to invite you on my blog again as I’m planning to write more about it. I really value your opinion. 😊

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  10. Knowing he is about to lose war and he will soon die I bet he must be pretty miserable there. Hiding like a mole underground he got what he deserved.

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  11. Hitler was a great man and known for his cruel behavior. Sometimes I just imagine how the world would be if he has a positive attitude about people. He could be a great leader if he chooses not to do violence. Sometimes avoid to comment on such controversial issues but surely want to visit this place someday.

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  12. I knew that Hitler and his wife had killed themselves although I had no idea that they had got married on this day and both commit ed suicide. I don’t wish negativity on anyone but his actions against humanity was truly awful, it is his victims that I most feel sorry for.

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